Sunday, September 2, 2012

August 2012

August 2012

Those are my main projects for August. The ferris wheels are actually a hold over from July but oh well. I am still finishing another bag and making a tutorial for Cindy at Fluffy Sheep Quilting's  newsletter.

Urban Garden inspired quilt back

That is my first take on the back for the Windmills and Trees quilt. I am going to rip off all the sashing and make more improv blocks - soon I hope - as this version just does not work for me.

Jam

August was also filled with jam making, that is a pot of blackberry jam in progress. I made 52 jars of different sizes - blackberry, plum and fig.

Entrance Island

And we said good by to the Salish Sea - or you might know her as the Pacific Ocean - and headed home to the City, where work has engulfed me. But I will find a balance soon.

In the meantime, some friends are quilting along with me to make a Mod Pop. Come and join us if you like, we are moving slowly and I hope will have some fun along the way.

I am linking to Lynne at Lily's Quilts Fresh Sewing Day. Do go and see what everyone else has been up to.

Lily's Quilts

I hope you are enjoying Labour Day Weekend.

Best,

Leanne

22 comments:

Svetlana said...

gorgeous projects, Leanne. So very lovely, as usual, and 52 jars of jam????? wow! you're amazing!

diane said...

Your use of color is always so beautiful.
52 jars of jam...I am coveting the blackberry and plum! Wow. I wish we had an endless supply of berries here. Maybe next year I'll just buy a lug of berries from the farmers market and make jam.

diane said...

Your use of color is always so beautiful.
52 jars of jam...I am coveting the blackberry and plum! Wow. I wish we had an endless supply of berries here. Maybe next year I'll just buy a lug of berries from the farmers market and make jam.

LOTJE said...

Love your many colored and multi tasking projects! Like they bring in so much fresh air

Flying Blind... said...

A lovely lot of sewing and an awesome amount of yummy jam!

Patchwork and Play said...

52 jars of jam...one for every week of the next year! Wow!

Blueberry Park said...

impressive jam making! And love your HST tote...gorgeous colours!

Trudi said...

Ah a jam maker after my own heart! Though I do tend to spread mine out over the year, 6 jars of spiced,plum and 3 blackberry last week! Just waiting for victoria plums to come into season! Lots,of lovely makes Leanne!

Debbie said...

I really like your quilt projects but I must say - the colors in that bag really do it for me! ;-) Love it. And all that jam!! awesome!

Susan Standen said...

I am not sure how you find the time to do all you do. And still make some of the most beautiful things of anyone I know.

MariQuilts said...

I'm loving that bag as well...and all that jam..wow.

Di said...

Lots of lovely makes Leanne. Your work is beautiful. The jams will remind you of the summer when you open them. Di x

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Love the things you made in August Leanne!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love everything you make! (And the island looks wonderful!)

Kelly said...

I love everything you worked on in August!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The projects a beautiful! Would love some jam..

felicity said...

We've had some glorious weather here, haven't we? Your August was beautiful, Leanne!

Ayln (Nilya2011) said...

I am sorry for not reading you blog more often, but as you know I can find hardly time to read all these wonderful blogs.
But the picture of the island made me so curious, that I had to make this little break ;-). Is this the island you spend your summer holidays? It is so small and calm, looks sooo relaxing!
Hope you get into the normal life soon :)
Aylin xxx

Cindy said...

You have such amazing taste in color and a great sense of shape/geometry. It's always great to pop over here and see your monthly mosaics!

Katy Cameron said...

52 jars of jam? Holy cow! Enjoy :oD

Love the quilts you did, and looking forward to seeing where those ferris wheels go :o)

Mary Menzer said...

Busy Busy! Love the bag, I just can't have enough bags or bag patterns. I am contemplating the QAL - I want to get a few things checked off my list first, without adding new. But the Mod Pop is great, and I would love to see what colors everyone comes up with. Slow would be good for me!
What a beautiful photo of the sea - wonderful way to spend your summer.

Marci Girl said...

I didn't get to comment on all of these projects individually, so I figured I could comment here! Love, love, love the EPP, so pretty. Your shopping bag is pretty fabulous too! I am really envious of those blackberries, we had a terrible harvest this year!